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Catherine Asaro

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Catherine Asaro

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Full Name: Catherine Asaro
Born: November 6, 1955
Oakland, California
Occupation: Writer, Teacher
Nationality: American


Propped against the bookcase in Catherine Asaro's home office is the framed diploma of her Harvard Ph.D. in chemical physics. Nearby, dangling from the doorknob, is a bag stuffed with the tights and leotards she wears when she pulls herself away from her writing for ballet classes. A former professional dancer, this California native has little time for the ballet barre these days. Instead, she's fielding speaking offers and meeting deadlines for her novels.

Born in Oakland, California, Asaro grew up in El Cerrito, north of Berkeley. A challenger of rules since her childhood, she explores the boundaries of genre fiction in her novels. "It's like stretching different muscles for dance class," she says, adding that dancing and math aren't as dissimilar as people may think. "There is a beauty in seeing a math problem come together just as there is in performing a ballet. And the discipline it takes to do ballet well is similar to that needed to do math." But no matter what the style of her novels, she writes from the heart. "The flashy adventure is fun," she says, "but the characters mean the most to me, both as a reader and as a writer."

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Nebula Awards

 47. (2013)

 The Saga of the Skolian Empire

 0. (2012)
 0. (2003)
 0. (2000)
 0. (1998)
 1. (1995)
 2. (1996)
 3. (1997)
 4. (1998)
 5. (2000)
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 7. (2001)
 8. (2002)
 9. (2003)
 10. (2004)
 11. (2005)
 12. (2008)
 13. (2009)
 14. (2011)

 The Saga of the Skolian Empire: Dust Knights

 1. (2024)

 The Saga of the Skolian Empire: Major Bhaajan

 1. (2014)
 2. (2017)
 3. (2020)
 4. (2022)

 Sunrise Alley

 1. (2004)
 2. (2006)